Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday September 18th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, September 18th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.

Friday Update!
Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms has Shiitake & Oyster mushrooms available, call to preorder or stop by Saturday! Scholl Farm reports they will be bringing Delicata & Butternut Squash! And our newest farm, Mannor Farm, will be at market with garlic & other goodies.

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!

If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.
Vendors attending Saturday September 18th :

The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
Our little farm is located on 25 acres in Oceana County southwest of Hesperia in the Manistee National Forest. We are bordered on three sides by forest and a small farm to the north. We are 3 miles from the White River and Pines Point CampGround. We originally come from very different backgrounds. Dan was raised on a small farm in Oceana County, Michigan while Linda was raised in Staten Island, New York. We have had several small farms over the past 45 years and have raised beef cattle, sheep, and hay. We have always had a garden and tried to maintain a self-sufficient lifestyle. We have always tried to grow our livestock and food as naturally as possible. In 2012, we started raising squash and garlic on Dan’s parents’ old farm that was sold to the local supermarket.  In 2017, we purchased our current place and since it had not been farmed in over 40 years, decided to manage it naturally in a sustainable manner. We are Certified Naturally Grown and use no chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides (we meet or exceed all USDA Organic standards).  We currently raise a variety of vegetables including garlic, onions, peppers, eggplant, chinese (Napa) cabbage, squash, kohlrabi, and beans.  We also raise field corn and Indian corn.  Dan is a retired accountant and Linda is a retired nurse. For more info: https://certified.naturallygrown.org/producers/6190
This week we have available:
Red Chinese (napa) cabbage  $3.00 per head
Green Chinese (Napa) cabbage $3.00 per head
Kohlrabi (green)   $1.00 each
Kohlrabi (purple)  $1.00 each
Spaghetti Squash (small 1.5 – 2.5 lb each – some may be little bigger or smaller)  $2.00 each
Elephant Garlic  $4.00 per bulb
Hardneck Garlic (Music)  $2.00 per bulb
Garlic Granules  Net wt 2 oz bottle   $7.00 each
Onion Flakes  Net wt 3.8 oz bottle  $6.00 each
Crushed Hot Pepper Net wt 1.2 oz bottle  $5.00 each
Dried Whole Black Hungarian Peppers (like a Jalapeno Pepper)  1/2 oz  $2.00
Ancho (dried Poblano) Peppers  1/2 oz  $2.00
All the produce is Certified Naturally Grown.
For Pre-Orders: Please send all orders to dlmannor1975@gmail.com.
We will send an invoice for your order as soon as we receive it.  We prefer credit card payments but will take cash at the time of pick-up.
We will also have veggies available for walk up sales, please check the Friday newsletter!

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
Our indispensable crew member Forrest is looking forward to serving up a whole host of delicious veggies for walk-up sales at this Saturday’s market!
This week, as we bid farewell to summer spendor, we should have:
LAST CALL FOR TOMATOES (We mean it this time): The tomatoes have offered up what is likely one last blast of summer delight. We should have:
–A few more heirloom tomatoes. After this, they are gone. No foolin’ this time.
–A good selection of old-fashioned red tomatoes. Respect the classics.
–Our exclusive Blackbird Farms cherry tomato mix. Likely the last week for these as well.
–And we have a few more San Marzano paste tomatoes. Perfect for all your sauce-making needs. Ask about bulk pricing.
We will also have:
melons, very limited quantities, first come, first served
full-size cabbages, perfect for kraut and slaw
broccoli, some of the finest this season
radishes, beautiful little purple delights
green and yellow beans, likely the last of the season
collard greens
red and green curly kale
Napa cabbages
sweet peppers
hot peppers
shishito peppers
***Don’t forget to ask Forrest about his hot sauce, vinegars, and beverages of the week!***
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday morning!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC

Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
For Saturday I will have available:
Shiitake (fresh) – $15 per pound
Oyster (fresh)   – $10 per pound
Will advise if anything else “pops “ up.
Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
(773) 383-4243

Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
Delicata & Butternut $3.00 ea
RHUBARB: $2.50/lb
EGGS: Chicken: $5/doz. $12/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
Two new varieties this week: Purple & Austrian Crescents.
Also: Butterball, Red Skins, Yellow: $2/lb.
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): $5.50/lb. (5-7 lbs) (state approx. size
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone number and speak slow and clear.
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
Rib steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Shank $5/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Liver $4/#
Soup bones $2/#
We sell by halves and quarters! There is currently one quarter left for the fall.
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
We have a very young flock of replacement hens and ducks growing out in the front yard, and meat chicks on the back hill. It’s busy keeping them all the correct temperature day and night!
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Our first Idaho Pasture Pigs were born on Friday, 8/27. Yay! She has 6 healthy piglets, and the next litter has 7! They are incredibly entertaining as they race around outside. 🙂 We do already have a waiting list for pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
As always if you missed getting a preorder in by Tuesday there will be a small selection of breadsw & pastries available for walk ups.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
Beat the heat! We will have Cold Brew available for $4.00 a 20 oz cup!
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole Bean, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard


Sweetwater Curated
I plan to try for an order for the September 25th market, so if you’re needing to stock up on cheese, mushrooms, ferments & nut butters be sure to put an order in next week! (note: Naturally Nutty is having problems with sourcing almonds and peanuts and those items are out of stock at present).

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
We are taking the next 3 weeks off to prepare for our daughter Olivia’s wedding.

Earthscape Farm
Our granddaughter graduates this week, we will return next week.

NOVA Bakery of Muskegon
NOVA will be back October 2nd
Email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
Phone: 614-216-2546
Addy Kinziger, RD, Pastry Chef
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Will return October 2nd! In the meantime be sure to check out our Etsy shop for the new products we’ve added, included our Allergy Formula & Herbal Toner!
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Please note: My mom can’t be at the Sweetwater Market on the 18th but you can find me over at Muskegon Market until she returns on the 25th, thanks!


1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.

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